SPECIFIC GOALS FOR YOUR THREE YEAR OLD
  • Name three objects in a picture.
  • Develop understanding and use of vocabulary related to classroom routines:  snack time,
    restroom, ect.
  • Develop vocabulary for social communication and interaction through cooperative games,
    discussing experiences, and singing games.

VISUAL SKILLS

  • Match, sort and name basic colors and shapes.
  • Sequence objects by size.
  • Identify positions of objects.
  • Classify objects by general categories.
  • Duplicate three dimensional designs with objects (beads, pegboards, cubes.
  • Reproduce a sequence of at least three items from memory.
  • Recognize similarities and differences in a variety of objects.

AUDITORY AWARENESS SKILLS

  • Attend and respond to the presence and/or absence of sound (music and environmental
    sounds).
  • Locate the direction of sound.
  • Recognize gross differences in sound characteristics (loud and soft, fast and slow).
  • Listen to and state the basic content of a simple story.
  • Follow a series of two directions with appropriate motor actions.
  • Identify a specified word in a sentence context.

GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS

  • Imitate simple body movements and positions.
  • Walk forward, backward and change direction on the floor and on, walking boards.
  • Move spontaneously to music.
  • Follow a simple walking pattern.
  • Roll, catch and bounce a ball.
  • Perform a given action quickly or slowly.
  • Perform a given action from verbal instructions (one or two actions in each sequence).
  • Move through a simple obstacle course.
  • Use clothing appropriately (button, snaps and zippers).
  • Spoon and pour (water, sand, dried:  peas, beans, rice).
  • Cut simple patterns (fringe, straight line) with scissors.
  • Work with equipment (line up chairs, stack objects).
  • Work with clay.

INTERACTING WITH PEERS AND ADULTS

  • Cooperate with others in the classroom by following rules, by helping to establish rules, and by
    learning to modify rules when necessary.
  • Share and take turns.
  • Give help to other children when requested to do so by a child or by the teacher.
  • Engage in discussions and activities that involve adults and other children in the classroom.
  • Play and work cooperatively.
  • Help with simple tasks such as clean-up, serving snacks and so forth.
  • Respond to basic manners, such as health and table manners.

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE AND POSITIVE SELF CONCEPT

  • Care for his/her own physical needs such as dressing, toileting and eating.
  • Attend to tasks for increasingly longer periods of time.
  • Assume independent responsibility for completing tasks.
  • Indicate willingness to attempt successively more difficult tasks.
  • Respond to social reinforcement:  smiles, supportive words, embraces rather than concrete
    rewards.
  • Respond to health and grooming suggestions.
  • Set realistic goals for him/herself.
  • Work independently.
Tom Thumb Child Care and Preschool
410 - 154th Place, Calumet City, IL
708-891-1181